Bed cover (yogi)

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 195.6 cm (77 in.) Other (sleeve edge to sleeve edge): 156.2 cm (61 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.347

Medium or Technique

Silk, plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen) and embroidered with polychrome silk and gold threads; silk plain weave (habutae) lining; cotton stuffing

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Yogi (bed cover) with design of crane in flight amidst paulownia, cherry blossoms, and mandarin orange flower, resist-dyed and embroidered on dark blue crepe ground; orange silk (habutae) lining; cotton padding is modern replacement.

Provenance

June 4, 1997, purchased by John C. Weber, New York (delivered by MSAS July 14, 1997); 2005, gift of John C. Weber to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of John C. Weber